A DAD’S yomp along one of the world’s most famous landmarks has clocked up thousands for charity.

Darran Broderick spent seven days walking along the Great Wall of China, earlier this month.

His trek saw him walk for between nine and 11 hours each day, in often soaring temperatures.

The 33-year-old’s epic slog was to raise money for the National Autistic Society, and he gathered up more than £3,500.

His employer Network Rail also contributed to his appeal fund, with a hefty donation of £1,200, for Darran, of Valleyside in Old Town.

“I can quite confidently say that I earned every penny and pushed myself to the limit,” he said.

Darran opted to raise cash for the charities as his eldest son Louis has autism.

His efforts began in January and as well as getting support from friends and family Darran also won the backing of a number of businesses.

“Louis was an obvious inspiration for me to take part in the trek,” said the dad-of-four.

“With a lot of hard work from my wife, Tracey and support from our family and Louis’ school we have seen Louis develop with leaps and bounds.

“There are an estimated 500,000 people in the UK who are affected by autism or Asperger’s and when you take into account their families and carers who support them, then you can realise that this affects a large number of people across the country.

“The National Autistic Society champions the rights of people with autism and provide valuable support to them and their carers.”